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59th Medical Wing shield; JPG optimized for web. Randolph to host dental event
The 59th Medical Wing will be hosting Give Kids a Smile day on Friday, February 9th, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s dental clinic.
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Dr. (Maj.) Jeffrey DellaVolpe, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, works to place a Navy explosive ordnance disposal technician on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy, or ECMO for short. The procedure, which artificially oxygenates the blood, stabilized the sailor's body, allowing him to be transported directly from Baghdad to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes) Reserve Citizen Airman leads life-saving med-evac mission
Just before Thanksgiving, Maj. Jeffrey DellaVolpe, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, led an international medical evacuation mission that saved the life of a wounded Navy EOD technician. DellaVolpe is assigned to a one-of-a-kind life-saving medical team at SAMMC and is one of less than a handful of military doctors fully qualified to perform a life-saving therapy known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO for short.
0 12/20
2017
559th Medical Group's Versatile Injury Prevention and Embedded Reconditioning Clinic. The VIPER team writes individualized exercise prescriptions to help patients maintain some level of fitness during the healing and recovery process. VIPER clinic: Taking care of future Airmen
Starting with barely a handful of staff members located in a small area of the Reid Clinic, the 559th Medical Group’s Versatile Injury Prevention and Embedded Reconditioning Clinic is now maturing to approximately a dozen members and spreading through five different clinics in the JBSA area.
0 12/13
2017
Air Education and Training Command is looking to explore how people learn and making a more efficient path to pilots earning their wings by revolutionizing training through the Pilot Training Next initiative. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons) AETC explores learning possibilities through new pilot training program
Air Education and Training Command is looking to explore how people learn and making a more efficient path to pilots earning their wings by revolutionizing training through the Pilot Training Next initiative. Scheduled to begin in February 2018, the program’s goal exemplifies the command’s concepts of the Continuum of Learning, including blended learning and data-centric facets by using existing and emerging technologies that can decrease the time and cost of training without sacrificing the depth of learning.
0 12/07
2017
TRICARE logo Take Command to Make a Smooth Transition with TRICARE in 2018
You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.
0 12/05
2017
Maj. Sarah Turbush, 375th Dental Squadron laboratory flight commander, checks the bite occlusion on a patient’s denture at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Turbush is currently attending the 2017 prosthodontics update course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) 59th MDW 2017 Prosthodontics course
Maj. Sarah Turbush, 375th Dental Squadron laboratory flight commander, checks the bite occlusion on a patient’s denture at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Turbush is currently attending the 2017 prosthodontics update course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
0 11/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Wilford Hall Eye Center first Air Force clinic to offer new breakthrough procedure.
Poor eyesight can, and will, pose a potential career ending medical condition to many service members. The 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Eye Center has a solution for it. The Wilford Hall Eye Center is the first Air Force medical clinic to perform Corneal Collagen Crosslinking in-house, and has already treated 10 patients so far. Corneal
0 11/17
2017
TRICARE logo Take Command: Enroll Now for 2018 TRICARE Coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions. Humana Military will manage the East Region and Health Net Federal Services, LLC will manage the West Region. In preparation for this change, enrollments in TRICARE health plans will be delayed while beneficiary files are transferred to the incoming regional contractors. The delay period, or an enrollment freeze, will begin on Dec. 1, 2017 and last approximately three weeks, or until the data transfer is complete.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Claudio Collazo Jr., a command section staff member from the 59th Medical Operations Sqaudron, poses for a portrait on October 6, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Collazo overcame significant adversity throughout life, fueling his drive for success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes) Fueled: Hurdles ignite Airman’s path
"My grandma was in charge of drug and weapon distribution from the east coast down to the Caribbean," said Tech. Sgt. Claudio Collazo Jr, 59th Medical Operations Squadron healthcare manager. "Many of my father's friends boasted about my future in that same kind of life which eventually spearheaded our family leaving the city. Getting away was our
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2017
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Stephan Alvarez) Introducing the new Wilford Hall Eye Center
The 59th Medical Wing’s departments of ophthalmology, optometry, and the Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center are now aligned under one umbrella for the first time, the Wilford Hall Eye Center.The center is located within the Department of Defense’s largest outpatient clinic and surgical facility, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, and
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2017
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